Arrival by RIVER
Picture yourself on one of the planet’s top white water rivers, oar in hand, a gaze of triumph and excitement on your face, as you enjoy mile after mile of Costa Rica’s most mesmerizing rainforest environment. Then imagine the wonder and beauty of an unspoiled paradise that offers a stay in private bungalows, which feature private bath, beds with top-quality mattresses, verandas, and where peace and tranquility are cherished. Welcome to the Pacuare Jungle Lodge. This exciting outdoor adventure begins when you are picked up at your San José hotel in a comfortable minibus and transported through the old capital city of Cartago and the lush green farmlands blanketing the slopes of the Irazú and Turrialba volcanoes.
Before arriving at the banks of the Pacuare River, you’ll stop to enjoy an authentic Costa Rican breakfast.
After arriving at the river, our expert guides will explain safety precautions and provide you with the necessary rafting gear before the rafting adventure begins. Once in the water, you’ll experience sheer exhilaration as you face the challenge of each huge wave, battling surging waters down miles of raging rapids.
In this first day on the river, a journey that takes just over an hour and a half, the river passes through scenic canyons where crystal clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. Tall trees and dense green vegetation come right down to the water’s edge. The thick undergrowth of this protected area provides shelter for a variety tropical animals and birds, including some endangered species. As you round the bend, you’ll spy the indigenous-style facilities of the Pacuare Lodge. Here you’ll disembark from your raft and walk up the gently rising steps to the main lodge.